Learner looking for help

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Steve, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Hi all,

    I live in Victoria and just got my learner permit, here are my
    questions :)

    1) I want to buy the Honda CBR250RR. Where to look for it, at what
    price and year? I am thinking Trading Post.
    2) Is the Arai RX-7 Corsair any good?
    3) Any comments about BMW Airflow gear (jacket, pants, boots and

    I want to ride motorbike in summer and use it for work, from western
    suburb to Melbourne CBD (30 minutes drive).

    I have $10,000 to spend.

    Steve, Sep 3, 2003
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  2. Steve

    Dane Guest

    1) I want to buy the Honda CBR250RR. Where to look for it, at what
    You should get a honda cb250 instead. At 9000rpm in first gear they go
    faster than a cbr250rr at 1000rpm.
    Once you buy it, fit fairings to it. Naked bikes are ugly anyway and you
    want to maximise the amount you have to spend after a crash.

    Is this a helmet? You dont want to buy Arai. AGV are the best helmets.
    You want a rossi replica x-vent 1200 or whatever number they have that
    is biggest.
    Anything less doesnt meet safety standards as all the companies paid the
    Standards Board to get their helmets approved.

    Again you are making a mistake. You need to get Dainese gear as it is
    the safest. You can tell this by looking at the price. Would they charge
    that much if it wasnt safer???

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ill swap you for $3.50 and an enlightening kick in the nuts.
    Dane, Sep 3, 2003
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  3. Cool, will you promise to stand really still?
    Hamish Alker-Jones, Sep 3, 2003
  4. Steve

    Dane Guest

    err I get the $10k he gets the kick in the nuts.

    Its not transferrable.
    Dane, Sep 3, 2003
  5. loose on an internet connection and the
    unfortunate result was...

    Tell ya wot

    Change your name to Brittney or someting equially feminine and *then*
    ask the question.

    You'll get a slightly different class of answer.....


    E-mail replies MUST have 'SPAMTRAP' in the subject line
    to avoid my spam filter.
    Mister Thirsty, Sep 3, 2003
  6. Steve

    Damien Guest

    btw I am in Syd, I think Vic prices are a bit cheaper (just from looking
    around) - no idea why.
    Damien, Sep 3, 2003
  7. Steve

    RM Guest

    so whats the go with all these race replicas anyway, no-one ever uses them
    to any great extent...to learn on get a 250 traillie...no not a new one
    either...they are fairly indestructible, and with street tyres u'll soon
    outride yer mates on their whizzbangs, and you wont cry as much when u drop
    it...i think the bestest most funnest bike i had was a very beat up XJ650,
    cost me $800 on road, it was fun cos it didnt matter if it blew up, caught
    fire, got run over, etc.

    Someone let FuTAnT at [email protected][student].unsw.edu.au loose on an
    internet connection and the result was:
    RM, Sep 3, 2003
  8. Steve

    FuTAnT Guest

    I had a shitty 250 road bike to start with 'cause it was at the right price
    at the time and it suited my needs. I'm still keen on buying a tralie
    myself at some stage, maybe just something solid and reliable like an
    XR400, TTR400 maybe. 4 stroke, easy n cheap to run, no hassles but still
    heaps of fun. Having said all that you do get a few people on CBR250RR's
    who can ride the tits off em. I followed one up the old road one time and
    he was doing bloody well, I was impressed. Corner speed was pretty equal, I
    could have overtaken on power etc, but couldn't be arsed. Corners are when
    the fun is. Kel does a pretty good valentino impression on hers too, so
    there's fun to be had. As they say, the biggest performance improvement you
    can get is a good rider.

    '00 ZX6R
    FuTAnT, Sep 3, 2003
  9. Steve

    Dane Guest

    Geez...you were lucky...seems the exporters in japan were considerate
    enough to rewind your odo back an extra 6000km for you... kick arse

    When I used to ride one, it was always a bitch to start in cold
    weather.. and thats sydney cold weather... Id hate to think what it
    would have been like in melbum cold
    I wouldnt like buying a bike in melbourne this close to the GP :)
    You might want to wait a few months til the buzz is over heh

    Hopefully he doesnt want very much if hes only spending $1500

    bah..depends how much you can do yourself. I managed to slice my old
    250rr in half between a gutter and an armco railing.
    I took the forks + top/triple clamp to a straightening specialist, took
    the fairings to a fibreglass/spray specialist and pretty much
    reconstructed the rest of the bike myself with a mate using a mix of
    genuine spares and wrecking parts.
    All in all, it cost me 1000x less than I expected when first looking at
    the damage and 100x less than it would have cost me to just drop the
    bike off at a bike shop and say "fix it"

    Afterwards, it ran better than before and when I traded it in, I got a
    little more than I initially paid for the bike.

    YMMV :)
    Dane, Sep 4, 2003
  10. From common sense it seems that the best time to buy is winter, when the
    non-enthusiasts stop riding. With their lack of riding they would decide to
    sell. The more bikes on the market, the more people have to choose from,
    driving down prices.

    Whether or not this happens in the real world, i dont know.
    Derek Pattison, Sep 4, 2003
  11. Steve

    Dane Guest

    Prices do go down noticibly in Winter.
    They also go up noticibly when the GP is on because interest is driven up.

    I reckon hes missed the winter cheapness. Wait til next year tiger.
    Dane, Sep 4, 2003
  12. Steve

    MadBiker Guest

    you have a fair bit of money, why buy 2nd hand..

    go grab your self a brand spanking new Honda vtr250, wack a bikini fairing
    or screen on it...7- 8k - or take advantage of lams, get a new Suzuki gs500
    or others...

    grab a good fibre glass helmet 500 bucks or so

    a good jacket and gloves. leather or synthetic which ever you recon is cool,
    were you can spend the rest of that money, pair of cheep boots and what not.

    also do a course or something... may save your life..

    hope it helps, a new bike is a good feeling..
    MadBiker, Sep 4, 2003
  13. Steve

    spook Guest

    I got my L's 3months ago, P's 3weeks ago and already want a bigger bike.
    I got a 2000 GPX 250R (The R is important) and its a cool bike to learn on
    but no matter what bike I got I reckon I'd want a bigger one ASAP.
    That said, Clipstone Yamaha in Ringwood have a fair few CBR's ranging from
    4k to 8k.
    Place in Lilydale specialises in 250's and has about 20 CBR's from 3k -
    I got an Arai NR-5 and its great.
    My 2 cents, save 5 or 6k and get a half decent bike and upgrade in a
    Email me if you want the details of the place in Lilydale.

    spook, Sep 8, 2003
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